A man, believed to be in his 30s, died this afternoon after being bitten by a shark at Shelly Beach on the NSW North coast on Sunday morning.
Paramedics rushed to the beach north of Coffs Harbour following reports of a shark attack at 10.45am. Four NSW Ambulance crews arriving at the scene and an ambulance spokesperson said a man in his 30s had received a “significant injury to his arm”.
Paramedics commenced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Westpac Rescue helicopter was called and landed at a nearby school. He died as a result of significant injuries, NSW Police said.
Shelly Beach is located at the northern end of the Look At Me Now Headland at Emerald Beach, which is about 15 minutes north of Coffs Harbour and is popular with surfers.